The government of Papua New Guinea has announced that it will be shutting down Facebook.
The government will shut the social media site for a month to crack down on “fake users” and study the effects of the platform on the population.
Papua New Guinea’s communication minister Sam Basil has expressed concerns about the social media giant.
By shutting down Facebook for a month the Government will be able to carry out research and analysis on who is using Facebook and how they are using it.
The minister has suggested that Papua New Guinea may develop its own social media platform if Facebook is found to be unsafe.